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United Nations: International Human Rights Day United Nations Human Rights United Nations
1787 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (Pennsylvania-born Educational Leader for the Deaf) Thomas Gallaudet Education Deafness Special Needs Education
1805 William Lloyd Garrison (Massachusetts-born Journalist, Abolitionist, Social Activist) William Lloyd Garrison Abolition Journalism
1902 Robert Hofsinde (Danish-American Children's Author, Illustrator of Books on Native-American Culture) Danish Authors Young-adult Authors Artists Native-American Heritage University of Southern Mississippi
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1909 Red Cloud (Sioux Chief) Famous Native Americans Sioux Indians
1967 Otis Redding (Georgia-born African-American Popular Singer Killed in a Plane Crash Near Madison, Wisconsin) Madison, Wisconsin Otis Redding Popular Musicians Air Disasters African-American Performing Artists History Channel University of  Georgia
1815 Successful Massachusetts Businessman Paul Cuffe Sets Sail for Sierra Leone with 38 Other African Americans Sierra Leone Paul Cuffe African-American Heritage Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1846 African-American Inventor, Norbert Rillieux, Receives Patent 4879 for a Sugar Evaporator Norbert Rillieux Inventors and Inventions Farming & Agriculture Patent 4879 African-American Scientists & Inventions African American Heritage
1869 John Campbell, Governor of the Wyoming Territory, Approves the First Law in U.S. History Explicitly Granting Women the Right to Vote Wyoming Voting Women Historic Firsts Library of Congress History Channel
1937 William Grant Still's "Symphony in g" Is First Performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra Philadelphia Orchestra William Grant Still Composer Historic Firsts African-American Composers American Public Radio
1948 United Nations Adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Universal Declaration of Human Rights Rights New York Times South African History
1950 Dr. Ralph Bunche Is the First Black to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize Ralph Bunche 1950 Nobel Peace Prize African American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts History Channel
1953 The Georgia Commission on Education Is Created to Formulate Strategies for the Continued Segregation of the State's Schools Georgia Education Racism University of  Georgia
1956 The Atlanta Public School Teachers Association Withdraws from the American Federation of Teachers Rather Than Including African-American Teachers Atlanta, Georgia Education Racism African-American Heritage University of  Georgia
11 Freedom Riders Take a Train from Atlanta, Georgia to Albany, Where They Are Arrested Georgia Railroad Racism Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage University of  Georgia
1961 South Africa's Albert Luthuli, Appeals for Racial Equality After Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway South African Political and Social Leaders Oslo, Norway Apartheid 1960 Nobel Peace Prize South African History BBC
1964 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize Martin Luther King, Jr. 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Famous African Americans African American Heritage University of  Georgia
1967 A Plane Crash Near Madison, Wisconsin, Kills Soul Singer Otis Redding and Members of the Bar-Kays Band Madison, Wisconsin Otis Redding Popular Musicians Air Disasters African-American Performing Artists Death History Channel University of  Georgia
1977 Soviets Arrest Dissidents on United Nations Human Rights Day Soviet Union Human Rights Universal Declaration of Human Rights History Channel
2002 Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Accepts the Nobel Peace Prize for His Continuing Support of World Peace and Human Rights President Jimmy Carter Human Rights 2002 Nobel Peace Prize University of  Georgia
2004 A Special Washington State Historical Court Clears Nisqually Chief Leschi (1808-1858) of Murder Charges Washington Native-American Heritage Law and Legal Resources HistoryLink

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